Ms Cinzia Catalfamo-Akbaraly
Cinzia Catalfamo studied Economics at the Bocconi University in Milan, focusing in particular on developing countries. After moving to Madagascar in 1993, she set up the Fihavanana Association to help orphaned and more disadvantaged children, followed in 2008 by the Akbaraly Foundation, a humanitarian organization that works to improve living conditions in Madagascar, focusing in particular on the health of women and children. In 2010, she launched 4aWoman, the first integrated healthcare project focusing on cancer prevention in sub-Saharan Africa, in partnership with the local Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization. Since 2017 she is Manager of Global Academic Network and Interagency Partnerships at FIFA. Last year, she became a Fellow at the Bocconi University, where she has actively contributed to the creation of the Africa Lab within the SDA School of Management, an innovative think tank and research lab aiming to contribute to the development of entrepreneurial opportunities in Africa. In the same year, she became an Advisor on LifeStar’s Board.